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Pastor: Lotus move best decision ever

Monday 10th March 2014

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Pastor: Lotus move best decision ever

Pastor: Lotus move best decision ever

Although Lotus faltered in pre-season testing while Williams came to the fore, Pastor Maldonado is convinced he has made the right decision.

In the off-season, the Venezuelan driver dropped the under-performing Williams team to move to Lotus, who were fourth in the 2013 Championship.

However, pre-season testing saw a massive change in form for the two teams.

While Williams set the pace in the final outing in Bahrain, Lotus finished at the very bottom of the timesheets, six seconds off the pace.

Added to that, while Williams completed the most laps, 438, Lotus managed the fewest, 127.

But despite the contrasting fortunes, Maldonado is adamant he's made the right move.

"In my opinion it's the best decision ever," he told Autosport. "I saw the car first in the windtunnel and it was fantastic.

"It's completely a different car, the most interesting car in the paddock, the most beautiful car, aggressive. I think they've done a really good job in terms of design.

"Using the rules and looking at the small particulars of the car, the design looks impressive and we hope to have a good car during the season."

He added: "I don't know if [my decision to move teams] is good or worse for the results, we need to race first.

"The season is long, we will see."

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